A consensus on the estimated tiger population in the state of Karnataka is being held, with the first phase of its operations completed. The All India Tiger Estimation 2018, phase 1, saw a total count of 41 tigers accounted for in Bandipur, Nagarhole, and BRT Wildlife Sanctuary. The first day of tiger estimation in Nagarhole led to the spotting of a mother with her two cubs. By the sixth day, 34 tigers were spotted, along with 8 leopards, 224 elephants, 63 wild dogs, 19 wild goats, 12 sambar deer and 15 deer. Forest officials, NGOs, and volunteers participated in this Tiger Estimation programme, which commenced on 8th January 2018. The second phase, scheduled to start on 20th January 2018, will involve camera trapping of tigers in Bandipur. The non-wildlife areas will have a survey to be conducted on 22nd of January.
As reported by Bangalore Mirror, Jan 17, 2018